Wednesday , February 28 2024

Ocado Careers Near Me – Controls Accountant

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Ocado Group is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employees are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status.

This 12 month Fixed term position presents the opportunity and challenge of working in both a dynamic and exciting environment within the UK’s largest dedicated online grocery retailer and technology business. Ocado is now truly a technology led global software and robotics platform providing a unique end-to-end solution for online grocery partners on a global scale.

As Financial Controls Accountant you will be working within a team that is responsible for and taking individual ownership for all aspects of designing, developing, implementing, testing and monitoring end-to-end processes and controls in adherence with the Group’s financial control framework. You will work on a hybrid basis with 2 days in our Hatfield office and 3 days remotely from home!

This role will entail implementing the governance and monitoring of financial and system based controls, documentation of the associated risks and controls and training of a wide range of stakeholders.

You will interact with a wide variety of people across finance and other supporting functions. This is a great opportunity to build strong relationships with the wider business, including the finance team, Group IT and Technology, whilst gaining exposure to various Ocado Group-wide initiatives, accounting treatments and connected controls, therefore viewing the ‘bigger picture.’

This role may also include providing support to an ongoing programme of continuous improvements projects and other finance related projects driven by the growth of the business.

So what will you be doing?

  • Supporting the design, implementation, monitoring and testing of end-to-end processes in adherence with the Group’s Financial Controls Framework

  • Responsible for the identification, monitoring and testing of all business controls, automated process level and system generated report controls, and relevant general IT controls, within assigned end-to-end processes

  • Supporting the design of process improvements, and their subsequent implementation and monitoring in line with the Group’s Financial Controls Framework

  • Responsible for ensuring that all risk and control matrices are developed, remain up to date and well documented

  • Responsible for working, as a member of the Financial Controls team, on change projects across Finance and the wider business to embed processes and controls

  • Responsible for working across Finance, and the wider business, to deliver training/ coaching to implement and embed controls

  • Support in the development & delivery of presentations to line management and stakeholders in relation to financial controls

  • Identification of control deficiencies and supporting on the design and delivery of remediation plans

  • Encouraging and maintaining a strong culture of strong financial controls

  • Continuous development to ensure Ocado’s best use of technology in financial controls and process improvements

  • Actively seek opportunities to participate in projects that support Ocado’s rapidly growing business that drive improvements to accounting and reporting processes and support the growth of the business

  • Liaising with external Auditors and addressing requests

About you…

  • You will have 2+ years PQE (preferably ACA / ACCA) or equivalent qualifications

  • Experience of implementing and/or monitoring a financial control framework

  • Proven ability to explain technical matters to non-experts

  • Awareness of systems based controls and experience of the COSO Framework

  • Ability to hold workshops, project manage and drive consensus across different stakeholder groups

  • Experience of understanding issues and breaking down problem statements

  • Experience of implementing and documenting financial processes with strong presentation and report writing skills

Desirable but not essential is having experience of Oracle Risk Management Cloud, experience of business process management / GRC software and experience of ERP systems (e.g. Oracle Fusion preferable)


What we offer you!

Our employee benefits are designed for you, we care about people and we’ve ensured we have a wealth of benefits that focus on your well-being. We regularly review our benefits to ensure we are supporting our employees appropriately.

  • 30 days ‘working from anywhere in the world’ policy

  • Wellbeing support through Apps such as Unmind and an Employee Assistance Programme

  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 27 days after 5 years service (plus optional holiday purchase)

  • Pension scheme (various options available including employer contribution matching up to 7%)

  • Private Medical Insurance

  • 22 weeks paid maternity leave and 6 weeks paid paternity leave (once relevant service requirements complete)

  • Train Ticket loan (interest-free)

  • Cycle to Work Scheme

  • Free shuttle bus to and from Hatfield Train Station to the Hatfield offices

  • Free shuttle bus to and from Welwyn Garden City Train Station to the Welwyn Garden City offices

  • Opportunity to participate in Sharesave and Buy as You Earn share schemes

  • 15% discount on and free delivery for all employees

  • Income Protection (can be up to 50% of salary for 3 years) and Life Assurance (3 x annual salary)

If you feel you have the skills and experience we might be looking for then please apply immediately!

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